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November 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Tom Suozzi (NY-3) today announced that they have introduced bipartisan legislation geared towards reducing opioid addiction and drug abuse in New York and nationwide.  

October 27, 2017 Press Release

North Syracuse, NY – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today reiterated his commitment to standing up for Central New York seniors in Congress.  During a visit to North Area Meals on Wheels today, Rep. Katko highlighted efforts in Congress to prevent funding cuts to programs critical to Central New York’s senior population.  This afternoon, he will host a telephone town hall conference with seniors.

October 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) joined President Trump at the White House as he declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency.   Following the President’s remarks, Rep. Katko issued the following statement:

September 29, 2017 Press Release

Syracuse, New York – Today, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) highlighted the importance of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and urged his colleagues in Congress to act in a bipartisan manner to reauthorize the program, which is set to expire tomorrow, Sept. 30, 2017. 


September 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Reps. John Katko (R-NY) and Don Beyer (D-VA) this week announced the formation of a new bipartisan House Suicide Prevention Task Force. The launch of the Suicide Prevention Task Force came as mental health advocates marked the 42nd annual National Suicide Prevention Week.


June 23, 2017 Press Release


June 19, 2017 Press Release
Standing alongside local advocates, law enforcement, healthcare & treatment professionals at Crouse Hospital, Katko announces legislation to stop importation & distribution of synthetic substances
May 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John Katko (R-NY-24) and Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) co-hosted a bipartisan briefing on the benefits of collaborative care for children’s mental health, kicking off May as National Mental Health Awareness Month.

March 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding the current healthcare legislation before the House:

“Obamacare has failed to keep its promises.  Large insurers are pulling out of exchanges; co-ops are failing, premiums are skyrocketing; and deductibles are high.  Left untouched, Obamacare will collapse and American healthcare consumers will be the victims. 

March 17, 2017 Press Release

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that he will host a public forum next week focused on combating heroin and synthetic drug abuse.  The event will be held Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Oswego City Hall in the Common Council Chambers.